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Crawfish is king at Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 13 2018

Best Crawfish in New Orleans at Deanie's 

Crawfish season is in full swing, and Pinch A Palooza on April 22 (noon to 8pm) will celebrate all things crawfish! Our dishes are carefully crafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients and authentic family recipes. You can try a variety of dishes at Pinch A Palooza Festival from crawfish nachos, crawfish balls, fried crawfish tails and crawfish étouffée to crawfish bisque and crawfish bread. And did we mention that we’ll have over 5,000 pounds of delicious boiled crawfish plus traditional sides like corn and potatoes? A selection of non-seafood items will also be available for purchase, and you can wash it all down with ice cold beer on tap or other specialty frozen drinks. You can also test your competitive eating skills during our Crawfish Eating Contests for kids and adults.

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Topics: free crawfish festival, crawfish festival, Louisiana crawfish festival, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, New Orleans festivals, best crawfish in new orleans

Pinch A Palooza Festival 2018 Releases Event Day Schedule

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 06 2018

METAIRIE, LA. —(April 6, 2018)—Deanie’s Seafood has released the event schedule for its free all-day outdoor crawfish festival, Pinch A Palooza, which takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Market & Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. The event features five bands, including headliners Cowboy Mouth, kids' and adults’ crawfish eating contests, and a variety of activities and crawfish specialities.

The 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest kicks off with a noon performance by local four-piece classic rock band Roux the Day. At 1 p.m., kids 6 to 12 years old get to test their mettle at competitive eating during the second-annual Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest.

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Topics: free crawfish festival, crawfish festival, Louisiana crawfish festival, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, New Orleans festivals

Become Pinch A Palooza Festival Sponsor

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 05 2018

For the past nine years, Deanie’s has presented the Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, a free family-friendly crawfish and music festival at Deanie’s original location in Bucktown. Each year Pinch A Palooza draws several thousand seafood lovers in the Greater New Orleans area and donates to great causes.

The 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 and includes performances by great local bands such as the Bucktown All-Stars, Top Cats, Roux the Day, Vince Vance & the Valiants and Cowboy Mouth. We’ll also be entertained by the 610 Stompers and the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, as well as our second Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest.

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Topics: free crawfish festival, crawfish festival, New Orleans festivals, New Orleans festival season, New Orleans music festival

Pinch A Palooza is top New Orleans music festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 18 2017

Free Crawfish Festival features live music all day  

Deanie's Seafood will host its eighth-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, a free crawfish festival celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, on Sunday April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown! Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Month during the peak of New Orleans music festival season, Pinch A Palooza will feature more than 5,000 lbs. of boiled crawfish, a crawfish-eating contest for adults as well as one for children ages 6-12, crafts and games for the kids, and live music all day long.  

New Orleans all-male charitable dance troupe The 610 Stompers will also be warming up the crowd with their spectacular dance moves. With seven bands beginning at 11am, and popular local funk band Flow Tribe closing out the night, this crawfish festival features music and entertainment for all ages!  

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish festival, Louisiana crawfish festival, Louisiana fairs & festivals, crawfish season, New Orleans music festival, New Orleans festival season, New Orleans festivals, free crawfish festival, Deanie's in Bucktown

It’s Peak Festival Season in New Orleans

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 31 2017

Spring in New Orleans means Festivals, Food, and Fun 

Spring is a wonderful time to be in New Orleans. The Crescent City is known for its fantastic music and food, and you can choose from an array of NOLA events and festivals almost every weekend in April and May.  Some are long-standing traditions in this community, with dedicated fans who attend every year, and other newer events have popped up recently. One thing is for certain… Spring is the best season to find fun things to do in New Orleans.

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Topics: NOLA events, New Orleans festivals, fun things to do in new orleans, New Orleans food, New Orleans, Spring in New Orleans, Nola fairs and festivals, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, Easter in New Orleans

Bucktown Seafood Festival 2016: Music, Food & Family Fun!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Oct 19 2016

Featuring LIVE MUSIC, fantastic FOOD FROM DEANIE'S SEAFOOD, Rides, games & MORE

Deanie's Seafood Restaurant is proud to be presenting sponsor of the 19th-annual Bucktown Seafood Festival benefiting St. Louis King of France School, located at 1600 Lake Ave. in the historic fishing village of Bucktown, Louisiana. The three-day festival features rides from Crescent City Amusements, games, live entertainment, raffle prizes, and a variety of dishes from Deanie's Seafood. Bucktown Seafood Festival (BSF), held the third weekend of October,  is the perfect way to celebrate National Seafood Month.

Admission is free.

Event Schedule

* Friday, 10/21 5pm-11pm
* Saturday, 10/22 12pm-11pm
* Sunday, 10/23 12pm-9pm

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Topics: bucktown seafood festival, Bucktown, Deanie's in Bucktown, Louisiana seafood, New Orleans festivals, New Orleans food

New Orleans Festivals kick off Fall season

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 16 2016

Fall New Orleans Festivals FEATURE new NOLA events

Now that the cooler weather is starting to roll in, it’s time to gear up for fall New Orleans festivals!  Festival season in the Crescent City includes old standbys such as the 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival plus several newcomers celebrating Southern cuisine. The highly anticipated New Orleans festivals schedule features what this community does best: live music, food, and fun.

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Topics: New Orleans festivals, New Orleans festival season, NOLA events, New Orleans, New Orleans food

What's Happening in New Orleans this weekend

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jun 10 2016

From Creole Tomato Festival to pub crawls to art

There’s always something amazing happening in New Orleans–and this weekend is no different!  Kick off your summer with any of these fun ideas, and enjoy live music, fantastic food, and art all over the Crescent City.

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Topics: New Orleans, New Orleans food, New Orleans festivals, Louisiana fairs & festivals, what to do in New Orleans, weekend in nola, weekend, weekend activities in New Orleans

Pinch A Palooza Offers Family Friendly Food & Entertainment

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 14 2016

fun for the whole family: crawfish races, games, crafts + live music, food & crawfish-eating contest

The seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish-Eating Contest returns to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain for a day of family friendly fun!  This festival celebrating Louisiana’s unique delicacy takes place all day Sunday, April 17from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown.  

With over 5,000 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish, live music, and a variety of activities for fun-lovers of all ages, it’s the can’t-miss family event of the festival season.  And best of all… it’s FREE!

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Topics: crawfish, New Orleans festivals, crawfish eating contest

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